JAMMU: A teenage girl shot herself dead with rifle today as she was not willing to marry the boy of her parent’s wish in a remote village of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
An information was received that Jamuna Devi alias Kacha Devi, 19, a resident of Sarsot, Malikote, district Reasi, committed suicide by shooting herself with 12 bore gun at her residence, police here said.
They said a police party rushed to the spot and during investigation it was found that the deceased at the time of incident this morning was alone at home with her grandmother as other family members had gone to a ‘dhok’.
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”She took the licensed 12 bore rifle of her father and shot self,” police said adding that she reportedly was being married by her parents against her wish, which might have forced her to take an extreme step.
Case under relevant sections has been registered and investigation started while the body has been handed over to the family for last rites after legal formalities.